San Miguel man allegedly fondled girls at park
November 4, 2015
A 58-year-old San Miguel man allegedly stuck his hands down the pants of an 8-year-old girl at a North County park. He molested a 5-year-old girl there, as well, according to the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office.
The incident occurred around 8:50 p.m. on Sunday at San Miguel Park, which is located at 1221 K Street. Following an investigation, authorities arrested Paublo Vargas Ramirez Sr., who is a family friend of the victims, according to a sheriff’s news release.
On Sunday evening, the victims had been playing at the park with their families. They took a break to rest on a park bench.
Ramirez was also sitting on the bench, and he began to fondle the girls over and underneath their clothes. The girls walked away and returned to playing in the park.
Ramirez later walked over to the girls’ play area and exposed himself. Following that, he forced his hand inside the underwear of the 8-year-old, according to the sheriff’s news release.
The girls returned home at night and told their parents what happened. The parents called the sheriff’s office and detectives began investigating.
Ramirez was arrested and charged with several counts of lewd or lascivious acts with a child under 14 years old and one count of lewd or lascivious acts with a child under 14 by force.
Officers booked Ramirez in San Luis Obispo County Jail. He remains in jail with bail set at $100,000, according to the sheriff’s office website.